News from MITAGS
On Friday, August 6, 2021, the Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins and members of his staff visited MITAGS-West. During their tour of our facilities, Commissioner Calkins was able to navigate (and dock) a cruise ship, tour the harbor in a Coast Guard patrol boat, and dock a ship using a Z-drive tug. Later in […]
On May 19th, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the designation of 27 Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education (CoE). The CoE designation recognizes community colleges and training institutions that prepare students for careers in our nation’s maritime industry. These academic institutions are located in sixteen states and one U.S. territory. MITAGS was one of six dedicated maritime training centers selected for this designation. Click the headline above to read the full story...
MITAGS-East’s new “Hybrid Ready Room” was completed this month, with funding provided by a grant from the State of Maryland. This unique classroom can host up to 15 students for in-person learning, while allowing students from all over the world to attend “virtually.” The room is equipped with two cameras, one that automatically tracks the […]
MITAGS is starting the new year with the introduction of an exciting new type of training and assessment tool. NAV-SAFE Digital Voyages combine the interaction of a video game with the science of skills assessment. NAV-SAFE is a digital learning product which can be loaded onto a company's Learning Management System (LMS), or accessed via the internet. This means mariners can access the product while working at sea or from home on their time off, without having to travel to a distant training center. NAV-SAFE uses technology drawn from MITAGS's powerful Wärtsilä bridge simulators combined with a polished learning experience developed in association with UK-based KILO Solutions. Participants in a Digital Voyage navigate a ship through a challenging series of interactions with other ships, navigational hazards and weather activity. They make decisions based not only on visual information, but interpretation of data from Radar and ECDIS, and voice communications over VHF radio with other ships, traffic control and their own lookouts.
Annapolis, MD – Orsted announced a new three-year partnership with the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS). With Orsted’s support, MITAGS has created a virtual offshore wind farm navigation simulator for mariners. The simulator allows mariners to experience piloting through a commercial-scale offshore wind farm. The facility, which is located in Linthicum Heights, Maryland […]
As shared on seasisters.org: www.seasisters.org/news/meet-lauren-mccool A few of the people who received a free BST or AFF class from the Sea Sisters x MITAGS partnership have taken their classes! We recently spoke with one of the scholarship recipients, and here’s what she had to say: Hello Sea Sisters! This is Lauren McCool, writing to thank you again for […]